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ERIC Number: EJ929901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Budgeting Based on Student Needs
Willis, Jason; Hill, Matt
District Administration, v47 n5 p79-84 May 2011
School finance reform has become a key component for transforming public schools in the United States. Over the last decade, a growing number of districts have turned to an approach known by different names--student-based budgeting, weighted student funding and fair student funding, among others--in which budgets are allocated to schools in dollars, based on the needs of students within a school, rather than in staff positions. Student-based budgeting allows for a more equitable and rational allocation of funds among students and schools with differing levels and types of needs and a better alignment of school budgets with instructional goals. This article describes how the authors helped the Oakland (California) Unified School District transform itself and use student-based budgeting to better meet the needs of its students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; United States